The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 became law on March 23. It was immediately followed by the Health Care and Education Tax Credits Reconciliation Act of 2010. These two laws make up what is now known as "Health Care Reform." In a series of articles, I intend to acquaint you with the most significant provisions of these acts which cover well over 2,000 pages. Each will be a snippet of what the laws contain.
My good friend, Ed DeFrance, at Baird, just sent me an article Baird puts out about the new health care law and a new tax which will affect high income filers. It seems that if you have household income over $250,000, starting in 2013, a new Medicare Tax of 3.8% will apply to interest, dividends, capital gains, rents and royalty income. This is in addition to